- Entering its 20th year, the 2022 Asheville Fringe Arts Festival returns to multiple venues throughout Asheville.Danny Ellis, Gareth Higgins and Paula O’Brien discuss being Irish Americans and how that status has influenced their art.A blog series from the Buncombe County Public Libraries details the occupations of Black women in 1890. Plus, the Swannanoa Valley Museum presents a look at historic Black Mountain College…
- Asheville's second oldest brewery — and first on the South Slope — turns 25 while Pabst Blue Ribbon honors local artist Hannah Bunzey's can design.On the first Sunday of March, volunteers helped ready Southside Community Farm’s quarter-acre plot for the planting of spring crops, including potatoes, sugar peas and radishes, among others. But preparation…
- In total, Dogwood approved 287 funding requests of the 354 grant applications in 2021. The nonprofit also reports that it added 21 new staff members to the organization.
- Even in the best of times, working parents must strive every day to balance family and professional responsibilities. But the COVID-19 pandemic has made that already difficult situation much, much…The pending approval of a U.S. Forest Service plan for the roughly 1 million acres that the Nantahala and Pisgah national forests cover in Western North Carolina is likely to…Having lived in Asheville for over 30 years, Marta Alcalá-Williams says it was a unique experience to hear others community leaders highlight her body of work. “Sometimes when you're in…Read to Succeed, OpenDoors of Asheville and Big Brothers Big Sisters of WNC have all begun to focus more intentionally on closing race-based opportunity gaps in recent years.Safety and reducing criminal activity downtown closely followed homelessness among the top concerns. Survey respondents were asked to evaluate downtown in terms of how safe they felt. The average score…A conditional zoning request for The Avery, a 187-unit housing development slated for 363 Hilliard Ave. in Asheville’s downtown, was denied by Asheville City Council in a Feb. 22 meeting.…
- "Development in places with preexisting infrastructure is a crucial strategy for combating sprawl.""Over half of Buncombe County residents we surveyed in our 2021 Underage Drinking Survey said they feel that underage drinking is a problem here."